After reports that Dwight Howard will be signing with the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert and the rest of the world breathed a sigh of relief.
Check out the tweet that Hibbert sent out after he heard the news that D-12 would become a Rocket:
Now Free Agency can start finally
— Big Dawg (@Hoya2aPacer) July 5, 2013
For most married couples, their wedding cake is one of the most important things to have perfect on their big day. Recently, a married Houston couple by the names of Jacqui Vivanco and Mike Hertlein had a special cake made for their big day in the shape of former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming. Below is just a few photos of the Yao Cake…. The cake itself was made by “Charm...
Before viewing this video, I didn’t know that Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons was a fan of the Houston Rockets but it is clear that he has one thing on his sights….Dwight Howard.
Check out the below 1:35 minute of him asking Dwight to sign with his hometown team:
We’ll she if Sheldon’s plea will make any difference….
Jim Parsons makes plea to Dwight Howard [For the Win]
Apparently, the leaking that Dwight Howard’s free agency decision will be made via Twitter has gained him a notable following over the last hour.
Check out this tweet from ESPN’s Darren Rovell detailing a surge in D-12 Twitter followers:
In the last hour, @DwightHoward has gained 20K+ followers on the rumor he might announce his decision on Twitter.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell...
After possibly taking a trip to the mountains and being turned off by Kobe Bryant’s pitch for him to stay in Los Angeles, one thing that we do know is that Howard will be making his decision over a social networking staple.
Although it is still unsure when the decision will be released, Dwight according to Janis Carr of the Los Angeles Times, he will release his decision via tweet...
One of the premier network comedies that ended up getting cancelled this year was ABC’s “Happy Endings” and we here at TNLP will miss the show for it’s use of NBA-related jokes.
One of the head writers on the show was Jason Berger and he recently decided to tweet out a bunch of rejected/alternate jokes that didn’t make it onto the show.
Below are two of the screencaps...
If you thought the Houston Rockets weren’t serious about their pitch to free agent Dwight Howard, then you might need to see the below clip done by general manager Daryl Morey.
The short clip that Morey attached to the below tweet, shows Morey’s daughter and some of her friends asking for Dwight to “Come to Houston”:
Pulling out all the stops…my daughter&friends made...
Today, it seems that almost every NBA player has a Vine account and recently, Nate Robinson decided to show off his flair for the dramatic in this clip.
Watch as Nate jumps through a glass door at a Denny’s and well, clearly some camera tricks were involved:
Nate Robinson has perfected Vine [Deadspin]
Since today is July 4th, it wouldn’t be right to not have at least one post here on That NBA Lottery Pick about fireworks but in this case, it’s Twitter fireworks from former NBA head coach Phil Jackson.
After the Boston Celtics made Butler head coach Brad Stevens their new head coach, Jackson took to the Twitter today to express his like for their decision:
Congrats, Danny Ainge...
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we posted a photo of eventual Orlando Magic draft pick Victor Oladipo wearing Google Glass at the 2013 NBA Draft.
As you might figure, Oladipo’s draft experience was documented via the glasses and the fine folks over at The Verge decided to cut down the best moments in the below video:
Sadly, Oladipo didn’t get to wear them during the selection...
One of the trails and tribulations of an NBA rookie is getting their first ever team-issued number and apparently, Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Shabazz Muhammed wanted to keep his #15 that he wore at UCLA last season.
Sadly for Shabazz, that number was currently worn on the T-Wolves by Mickael Gelabale.
So, Shabazz decided to go with the number zero and provided a very interesting...
For the 2013 NBA Summer League in Orlando, the Indiana Pacers will be wearing a special short sleeve jersey that is featured in the below tweets from director of media relations, David Benner:
Pacers going with white t-shirt jersey in summer league at Orlando. pic.twitter.com/p4SqnweKsi
— David Benner (@PacersDMB) July 2, 2013
And the dark t-shirt jersey for summer league. pic...
The fine folks over at 2K Sports always do their best to try to create one of most realistic NBA video games on the market and it appears that they decided to bring Golden State’s Kent Bazemore into help motion capture some of his bench celebration.
Finally, #Bazemoring is a thing…
Kent Bazemore’s celebrations will be in NBA 2K14 [The Basketball Jones]
Let’s be honest, Milwaukee Bucks first round draft pick Giannis Antetokounmpo doesn’t have a simple name to pronounce and I completely understand that Bucks general manager Tom Hammond needed some help when meeting the 2013 draft pick.
That news came via an article by Doug Russell:
“After the draft, probably 11:30,” Bucks General Manager John Hammond said, “I said to (Media...
One thing that you can say about the Los Angeles Lakers “Stay Dwight Howard” campaign is that they hit all versions of the media.
First, banners/billboards and photo-shopped images…Now, full-page newspaper ads…
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) June 30, 2013
It wouldn’t be a month here on That NBA Lottery Pick without a story about former NBA player Dennis Rodman.
Rodman will be on the cover of an upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated called “Where Are They Now” and in his interview, Dennis decided to wax poetic on his trip to South Korea to meet Kim Jong-un:
“Before I landed in Pyongyang, I didn’t know Kim Jong-un from Lil’...
We’ve posted some pretty strange stories here on That NBA Lottery Pick over the years but this one about a Broadway play called “The Penis Monologue Symposium” starring three former NBA players is well…possibly the strangest ever.
The play was written by playwright in Fresh Meadows, New York and is soon to be debuting on Broadway with cameos from former NBA stars Anthony...
For those of you wondering what former Lakers/Celtics forward Rick Fox thinks about this whole Dwight Howard situation with the Los Angeles Lakers, this tweet pretty much explains it all…
— Rick Fox (@Rickafox) July 2, 2013
Rick Fox mocks Dwight Howard on Twitter [Deadspin]
With the news that the New Orleans Pelicans have offered Sacramento King star Tyreke Evans over 40 million dollars in a four year contract with their squad, TNT analyst Reggie Miller decided to take to the Twitter realm to joke about it.
Pelicans reportedly offer Tyreke Evans 4yr $40-48 million, I need to get back in gym……
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) July 2, 2013
When I go to Six Flags, I run into ex-girlfriends.
When Amir Johnson goes to Six Flags, he runs into Kobe Bryant.
Life isn’t fair….
Amir Johnson runs into Kobe [IAmAmirJohnson]
For anyone that has followed regional sports networks these days, you may already know that they are always looking for original programming and if Dwight Howard re-signs with the Lake Show, he will be getting his own show on the Time Warner Cable Sports Network in LA.
ESPN Los Angeles Arash Markazi confirmed these rumors on his Twitter account:
There had already been preliminary...
Just when you thought that the Lakers courting of Dwight Howard had lacked any star power, it appears that big-time Lakers fan Jack Nicholson did his best to schmooze him.
Thanks to ESPN’s J.A. Adande (via ESPN’s LA Dave McMenamin’s twitter account), that news has officially come to light….
According to @jadande, Dwight Howard has already spoken on the phone with Jack Nicholson...
As we enter the summer months of the NBA off-season, the fine folks over at the association’s YouTube page decided to put together a compilation of the best video bombs from the past preseason/regular season.
To note, expect to see a lot Miami’s Chris Bosh since he’s clearly gotten the “video bomb” down to an art form:
As the summer of Dwight Howard starts, Houston-area rapper Slim Thug decided to take to the world of social media to try and court the center to come play for the Rockets.
Below are just a few tweets that Slim sent to D-12:
Yooo @DwightHoward what uppp gone come down to Houston G we got ya u already know Kobe gone act like a girl and blame u all season
— slim thug (@slimthugga...
Poor Hasheem Thabeet…he had a pretty solid season last year with the Oklahoma City Thunder but didn’t stop United States president Barack Obama from dropping a joke about him during a recent trip to Tanzania:
Obama in Tanzania: "We did not discuss Hasheem Thabeet, but maybe we will next time." cc: @scottcacciola
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) July 1, 2013